Fort Desoto Triathlon Series #1 - TriathlonOther

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St. Petersburg, Florida
United States
85F / 29C
Total Time = 2h 27m 26s
Overall Rank = 47/71
Age Group = Clydes 200 40+
Age Group Rank = 1/1
Pre-race routine:

wake up at 330, protein shake around 415 and drive to race location while sipping fluids/carbs mix, got there at 545. Set transition and try to relax with other FTC members. Took my supplements at 630.
Event warmup:

some stretching and then swim to buoy
  • 17m 29s
  • 800 yards
  • 02m 11s / 100 yards

just as it has recently happened, my swim sucked; although my time was not too off from avg 50 secs for 50 yards
What would you do differently?:

practice my swim more.
Transition 1
  • 01m 28s

should be able to transition in about 30 secs, this included a long run from the beach
  • 55m 49s
  • 20 miles
  • 21.50 mile/hr
What would you do differently?:

start taking fluids earlier, I had to wait to the first turnaround as i was pushing hard and really couldn't stretch too much to the back
Transition 2
  • 01m 46s
What would you do differently?:

move a lot faster- got into the wrong line
  • 1h 10m 51s
  • 6.3 miles
  • 11m 15s  min/mile

started well b ut lost my wheels between miles 4 and 5, when Rick came by with his loud pace setter and disturbed my rhythm. i run the first loop but had to do the 1/2 mi run 30 sec walk (which eventually extended to 1 min walk), i must admit that the recent long runs at about 10 min pace REALLY helped - I was surprised that I didnt feel the harshness of not practicing bricks.
What would you do differently?:

continue running more consistently
Post race
Warm down:

stretching and waiting around - eventually got a real good massage

What limited your ability to perform faster:

losing my wheels on the run - need to do more intervals

Event comments:

Another great race organized by MultiRace, I wish they had better treats on the packet pickup bag and at race site.

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Last updated: 2012-07-11 12:00 AM
00:17:29 | 800 yards | 02m 11s / 100yards
Age Group: 1/1
Overall: 53/71
Performance: Average
Suit: no wetsuit
Course: open water 800 yard
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Average Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 01:28
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:55:49 | 20 miles | 21.50 mile/hr
Age Group: 1/1
Overall: 21/71
Performance: Good
started with a high HR but settled into a good rhythm and started pounding the road hard, went on to finish 12th on the bike
Wind: Strong
Course: 2 loop excellent road inside the park but it was windy
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:46
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
01:10:51 | 06.3 miles | 11m 15s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/1
Overall: 56/71
Performance: Average
Course: running in various terrains, gravel, loose sand and trail
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4